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as he tribesmen another see the u.s., for instance you would see them as an al qaeda member. the u.s. thinks it's killing an al qaeda member and maybe it is. but he's been a killed on the ground and yemenis seen being killed is in fact the tribesman. this is a challenge that the u.s. obama administration not released all and i would argue that the drones in the airstrikes have not actually solve the problem and they've actually exacerbated the problem the great deal. so not to go on too long, but just let me close with this last scenario. after the christmas day attack 2009, president obama asked his staff to imagine what would happen if al qaeda had been successful and i think that's a very good exercise. and if today al qaeda were able to carry out an attack, even a fairly small one not on the scale of september 11th, but on the scale of christmas day 2009, with the u.s. respond? many people, put myself into a large-scale renovation of yemen would be mistaken that the u.s. has been bombing them and for the past three years and it really doesn't seem to have had the impact of the u.
at 9:15, the impact of new leadership in china on u.s. relations. president obama traveling in parts of asia. we will have those segments, plus, we will take a look at the papers and take your phone calls as well "washington journal ."shington, we will see you then. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> next, a discussion on the future of u.s. diplomacy. after that, a forum on the effectiveness of al-qaeda in yemen. >> a former state department officials from the obama and george w. bush administration's discuss public diplomacy in a tough budget in vermont. the discuss the effectiveness of student exchange programs and government-backed broadcasting outlets, like "voice of america." the george washington school of international affairs hosted this event tuesday. this is an hour and 45 minutes. >> that is public diplomacy in action. [laughter] i'm a professor here at gw and the director of the institute for public policy and global communication. you can find us on twitter @ip dgc. we're also on fa
with the united states more reliable. the japan/u.s. alliance has been weakened under the democratic party government. >> abe says the liberal democratic party is well prepared for the election. he says it has reviewed its principles and streamlined its policies. there were mixed reactions from people around japan. >> translator: we are suffering so much in fukushima since last year's disaster. i don't understand why politicians cannot work together. >> translator: fukushima is slowly but steadily moving forward in its recovery. it would be regrettable if the momentum slows in the coming weeks. >> translator: i've been looking for a job for two months. i just want the government to create more jobs. >> a business leader expressed his hopes. >> translator: the private sector is trying its utmost to survive. we hope politicians will create a society and nation where those who make efforts are duly rewarded. >>> campaign managers are already busy mapping out their tactics. nhk world's senior political commentator masayo nakajima has charted the strategy of countless campaigns. i asked him ear
tells congress about the attack in benghazi, what he knew, when he knew it and why the u.s. first told the world what it did. >>> and 18 days since the devastation on the east coast. scenes of utter devastation we have not seen until now. >>> and it is the end of the line for a guilty pleasure in america. but how did it come to this? nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, it worries them enough that israel's tanks appear ready to roll into gaza, and the skies have been raining rockets there for several days. perhaps the larger worry, both sides in this escalating fight have powerful friends that are getting involved and taking sides, like egypt, friend of hamas, and the united states, which tonight is sending naval vessels offshore in case americans need to get out of there. it has been another day of explosions and air raid sirens. it remains a situation on the edge. we have two reports tonight. our richard engel is in gaza, we want to begin, though, with martin fletcher in tel aviv. >> reporter: good evening, they met on the agenda escalating in gaza and a possible ground invasio
, will be the first for a u.s. president. >>> the victory between hamas and gaza will come up. the white house is keeping a close eye on the conflict as israeli troops mass near the border with gazatop tom foreman looks at the fire power in place. >> let's look at how the battlefield is shaping up. about the size of new jersey. 7.5 million people. 70% jewish. unemployment below 70%. gaza really small. only twice as big as washington, d.c., predominantly palestinian and employment is bad. globalfirepower.com has called israel the tenth most popular military in the world. compulsory military service. every young person must go into the moilitary for a while and they have a half million that they can call from the reserves very quickly. ground forces also very impressive. if you count the artillery pieces and mortar, you can get 12,000 forces on the ground. 800 aircraft out there, including some 200 helicopters. this is largely what they used to have these strikes within gaza. now, if you look at hamas, their forces are much smaller in terms of their official forces certainly. if you look at peop
appointments, an inclination for restraint. i want to appoint judges who understand as a u.s. supreme court explained, that law is something more than the mere -- law is something more than mere will exerted as an act of power. if you think about being governor of a state like florida, your biggest legacy is probably your judges. we appointed about just over 80 judges now so far in 22 months, and so these are the individuals that are beginning to help -- decide whether we have three branches of government. i just remember civics, class, three branches of government, and i made sure everybody always remembers that in my state. the election is over. we may not be happy with the current occupant of the white house, but the question is what are we going to do about it? will you take action or stay on the sidelines? will you join the fight for conservative solutions with states like florida where we are fighting for families by creating jobs, quality education, and keeping the cost of living low? the time for arguing over who caused the problems has ended. now it is the time to break from the ca
's big trip that starts tomorrow. he's going to asia tomorrow. no sitting u.s. president has ever visited the nation of cambodia before, but president obama is about to do so. no sitting u.s. president has ever visited burma, either. but president obama is about to go there too. no president has ever done that. when he's there, he will meet with the opposition leader. aung san suu kyi. while he's there. one interesting side note on president obama making this historic trim to burma. which is also called myanmar. in 2009, before the u.s. government decided that they were ready to send a sitting president to that country, we apparently first decided that we were ready to send a rock band to that comprehend. specifically the band ozo motley. the state department under a brand new president obama in 2009 authorized the great l.a. latin fusion band to go tour burma. a sort of ambassadors for u.s. culture in that notoriously closed off authoritarian part of the world. burma has only finally ended military rule there as of last year. after president obama makes his visit there this weekend, we h
back to him. >> every u.s. president hopes to be the one that ends the israeli-palestinian crisis, but peace has rarely seemed less likely. i spoke with a senior fellow at the hoover administration. he singled out the obama administration for what he calls its indifference. >> we have to go back and re-examine the diplomating setting, if you will. people will be pushed to say we can't afford to ignore this region. we can't afford to ignore this conflict because we look back on the last four years and the indifference, if you will, of the obama administration to what is happening on the west bank and gaza. and i think there will be pressure. there will be pressure from egypt, from turka, pressure from qatar, the three countries that are most sympathetic to hamas. pressure to produce some kind of settlement. >> discussing the u.s. response to the israeli-palestinian crisis. if izrail launches a ground attack in gaza, experts say the battle could be as bloody as the 2008 invasion that killed 1400 palestinians or worse. since then, hamas has gotten better weapons and better trained it
drag in the u.s.? >> rick: the white house responding after david petraeus' testimony raised new questions over the handling of the deadly terrorist attack in libya and the response. the general's talking points on what really happened reportedly altered. but who did it? >> arthel: and hundreds of veterans from iraq and afghanistan join the relief effort for super storm sandy. we have a live report from one of the hardest hit areas here in the coast. >> rick: we begin with a fox news alert. growing concern that israel and the palestinians may be inch closer to a full blown conflict. the sounds of israeli air strikes thundering in gaza. tensions rising to their highest level in years. palestinian militants firing rockets at israel's largest city. israel mobilizing troops for a possible grounds invasion. david lee miller is live near the southern israel border with the very latest. david lee? >> hi, rick. israeli air strikes have continued with the intensity increasing in the last 24 hours. the latest figures are that 238 targets in gaza have been destroyed. among those targets, th
is currently -- today he's the chief legal adviser of the u.s. state department. in other words, he advises the president on what international law. he's the american spokesman on international law. he was the dean of yale law school. he gave a major speech last week at georgetown law. harold coe wrote, quote: domestic courts must play a major role in coordinating u.s. domestic constitutional rules with the rules of foreign and international law to advance the broader development of a well-functioning international judicial system. well, think about that for a minute. american courts can't coordinate the law from international law. they won't have much influence over bear national law and foreign law, but they can coordinate american law. that's the influence american courts have. so in other words by definition, if this is true, if we coordinate american law with foreign international law, he would have to subordinate american law to foreign international law. it's the only way this would logically work. the fourth person i'm going to talk about for a minute is anne marie slaughter. she wa
's bags is busy. he's going to asia tomorrow. no sitting u.s. president has ever visited the nation of cambodia before, but president obama is about to do so. no sitting president has visited burma either. but president obama is about to go there too. no president has ever done that. when he's there, he will meet with the opposition leader. what is the side note of this historic trip to burma? before the u.s. government decided to send a president to the country, we first decided we were ready to send a rock band to that country. the state department under a brand new president obama in 2009 authorized the great l.a. latin fusion band to go tour burma. a sort of ambassadors for u.s. culture in that part of the world. burma has only finally ended military rule there as of last year. after president obama makes his visit there this weekend, we have now learned we're going to be sending another american musical act to follow up the president's trip. this time it's jason mraz. he's scheduled to play a gig december 16th. he's going to be playing outdoors free of charge. even though we ex
've run out of steam. >> i feel like i'm back in the u.s. election talking about the travails of the 1%. let's broaden the discussion. we'll bring in some more diverse voices from different people, different is. anybody want to enter the conversation, just raise your hand, calling you. people with makes will state their, affiliation and ask a question or make a comment. any questions or comments from the floor? yes, over here. >> thank you. i would like to ask you the following question. you have mentioned a number of tools such as cyberweapons, such as drones and special forces. they are not in themselves. they are just tools. to achieve what is the big issue it was a smart move, but he didn't resolve the iranian problems. same for other places. so my question is, don't you think that there is some kind of an biggie t. trying to use new, smart technology, that kind of stuff, pretending to get solutions and at the same time, let's say the political diplomatic approach doesn't provide solution in the end. so, isn't it a signal that we are shifting from her politics and diplomacy and rel
believe that the u.s. navy is capable of maintaining that unambiguous military strength. as we sit here this morning aboard the uss macon island, in san francisco bay, looking out to the pacific, it is easy to believe that the united states is, in fact, a pacific power and that to keep it that way we will maintain the best damn navy in the world. thank you very much. (applause)speaker .... >> now i'm going to introduce our next speaker, major general melvin spee splt e i've known melvin for a number of years, obviously we served together in the marine corps. i can tell you he's been with fleet week for 3 years now and the one thing about mel, he's got a lot of ideas and he accepts no as an interim answer because a lot of things that he wanted to do to make fleet week better originally the answer from authorities was no. and he made some amazing things happen just through his will. a commander can will things to happen. and i really want to thank you, mel, for that whole peer to peer medical exchange was your idea and it was just a huge hit and i thank you so much for that. he's offe
, the hamas is the same organization that condemned the u.s. for killing osama bin laden. so with those people, there is only one language you can use and that's strength and force. that is exactly what we are doing today. >> let me ask you, what's your reaction to egypt's prime minister's role in this very difficult stand-off knowing that the muslim brotherhood dominates the egyptian government right now? >> i think the egyptian must decide, must take a stand. in one hand, they come to you, to the u.s. and to europe and ask for a lot of money. on the other hand, they endorse the hamas. only yesterday prime minister of egypt came to gaza. he did not condemn the attacks on the israeli civilian population. they think egypt must take a hold here and to tell the hamas, if you want the backing of egypt, stop fighting. stop shooting missiles into israel much it is very clear. we do not know what the hamas wants. we have no sentiment in gaza today. no occupation, no blame game. why they are doing it? it is pure hatred against jews who live in israel and we are expect egypt to take a different role. >
went to all-out war there would be significant israeli losses. >> all right, general, would the u.s. get involved militarily if this does escalate? >> i don't think so. i think the iranians would be loathe to actually start firing their long-range missiles at israel. if they did that would be the ultimate red line and we would get engaged. my guess is they're going to cap this in one way or the other. clearly the provocation is coming out of hamas. and they are insensitive to their own civilian casualties. so it's a very tricky situation. but i think they back off at some point. >> you bring up iran. it has been suggested that hamas is triggering all of this back and forth try to divert attention to iran's nuclear program. does that make sense to you at all? >> yes. although i think there's a terrible malignancy in the gaza strip in the west bank and the hatreds that have been generated are literally multigenerational. that's independent. but i think the iranians have manipulated particularly hezbollah but also hamas. they've equipped them with significant amounts of rocketry. one o
the female engagement team. with our interagency partners, the u.s. department of state, danish and british governments and of course the afghans, additionally we reached out to the private sector for partnerships, and not for profits to deliver things that we weren't capable of delivering or to cover gaps that arose as we implemented the plan. we implemented the plan through 17 teams through helman and our two female engagement teams. this is actually just scrolling pictures. sometimes a picture says a thousand words and i don't want to take you down the whole history of a year but i wanted to talk to you about how we framed this plan. this plan was framed into 5 pillars and the 5 pillars were students and parents, we attempted to build buy in and assure safety among the students. there was lots of fear of reprisals. by sending your kids to school there was fear that the taliban was going to knock on your door and let you know that that wasn't allowed. previously the taliban had instituted a medrossas so their only forms of education were religious schools and those are religious scho
to see greater involvement of the u.s. venezuela is not one that is interested in that. as you mentioned, david, the people in the united states are not ready to take on a roll. economic reasons, afghanistan, iraq, we're tired of it. but i wonder if as the world becomes accustomed to the u.s. taking on less of a leadership role, we will one day look back and regret that the world is accustomed to the u.s. not leading. >> since afghanistan was mentioned several times, i have a small comment followed by a question. immediately after 9/11, the new norma was to kill and capture of qaeda and the taliban and bring to justice those responsible for extremism. as though were protracted and escalated, you increased u.s. troops -- the war protracted and escalated, you increased u.s. troops in the hopes of defeating al qaeda. now we're going back to life footprint while -- light footprint while the taliban is not defeated and afghanistan does not have a well functioning government. my other comment is, we as t contradicting messages from the strategist community of the west. some say we are no longe
-called scandal during the bush administration towards the end when nine u.s. attorneys who served at the pleasure of the president, which means you can be fired for waking up in the morning and saying boo. they were asked to resign. they moved on. there were four hearings, public hearings in congress. it was on the front pages of every paper every day. i think somebody got a pulitzer prize for this. even if reporters want to cover this, for example, benghazi scandal or fast and furious, they can't get it on the front page and can't get on air because i don't know what the motivation is on the editing level, but somebody is holding back some great reporters. and this kind of thing takes time. the woodward and burnstein reporting took months to uncover the details. so people aren't as patient as they might have been before as the story unfolds. but it is the duty of the press to represent us well. >> greg: do you think it's the reporters or do you think it's the editors? does the reporters keep themselves from printing these stories because he knows he might lose his job or -- >> right. they have t
a mockery of the u.s. constitution and was therefore quickly dismissed as a level with the time. a self-described new democrat he sets his policies would have been only the second president to face impeachment, a drastic measure that republican leaders immediately dropped as an absurd active in the lofty constitutional standard for impeachment of high crimes and misdemeanors. also self aware enough to realize they're own marital infidelities would have tainted the already dubious legal proceedings. these considerations as well as they share revulsion at the thought of tying up two branches of government for months and diverting millions of taxpayer dollars to a trial the public would quickly unmasked as a political and motivated ploy prompted house leaders to simply allow americans to assess his personal indiscretions for themselves. this noble gesture restraint continues to inform the conduct of republicans to the state. >> on that note of like to read the entry for homosexuality >> on that note. sexual attraction between politically conservative or evangelical white males. some sexual
,000 u.s. troops. he does not have the time to -- >> well, i don't know about that. i don't know the content of those e-mails. i don't know those things. we don't know the nature of that relationship. this is a different relationship between allen and jill kelley and petraeus and broadwell. >> nina, why did the justice department tell the white house what was going on? -- why didn't the justice department tell the white house what was going on? >> if they had we would all be screaming cover-up. one of the things griffin bell insisted on is that he be told when a high level people were under investigation but he did not tell the president. the whole point was to have an honest investigation without compromising the president or the investigation. >> margaret, there was an election going hundron. >> there was, and i agree with nina. you have to be careful not to put yourself in the position of the cover-up. what is conduct worthy of blackmail? the director of national intelligence, what we all say it is. there is this addvicious circle. petraeus to be blackmailed by it if he could
another publisher. can i get 10,000 books donated to the u.s. of? we had 40,000 books donated. and all tell you, i never, whether because of that or other reasons, they love thrillers. we don't want to send literary fiction, we want thrillers. so when i got there it was amazing how many readers we have there. just really like that fast-paced action adventure. so we have been very blessed to have a lot of military reading the books. >> host: when you write your thrillers you keep the language issues out of there, is that correct. >> guest: i do. i had a woman who wrote to me and said, i love your bucks and i read one of the books, and the language, wanted to give it to my younger son to read. i said, you know what, i can do it without the language. now i get these letters from other authors to say, of these other people are ready to be saying that you should write like brad meltzer because he doesn't need dickerson his book. i tell them to go screw themselves and follow my lead. the truth is, we have been very, very fortunate that we can be read by nine urals and teenagers to come and r
full support. we are very appreciative of it. both political support from the entire u.s. government and congress and also the support through these iron dome systems that are knocking out these rockets from the sky and protecting our cities. we have had over 200 rockets came out of the sky over israel's main population centers over the last three days thanks to this u.s.-israel program. we are deeply appreciative to the american people today. >> support from egypt inside the gaza strip this morning. what are your concerns about support coming the other way and supporting hamas? >> well, we are putting pressure on hamas to top the terrorist bombings of israel. if we do, we can deescalate this operation. as for egypt. we hope very much they will continue playing the constructive role that they have v. played in the past in helping us broker a cease-fire so that the terrorist stop rocketing our civilian population. >> are you concerned though coming across the border? we have these large swaths of open area. have we seen movement, troop movements and are there any concerns that this co
an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. she has been cited as a possible candidate to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. this is about 20 minutes. to talk about the disrespectful attacks on the united states permanent representative to the united nations, susan e. rice. we have a distinguished member here who was in a committee meeting, delegates eleanor holmes norton. she must return to the meeting. i will yield the microphone to occur before i introduce this group that has assembled here today. >> i appreciate the generosity of the chair of our democratic caucus. i appreciate particularly that you have brought us all together. while you see some of us here, i think i can say without fear of contradiction that we are speaking for many women members of congress and we are speaking for many members of congress regarding the treatment of ambassador susan rice. i happen to know her well because she is a constituent. i have that followed her extraordinary career from the time she was a child. some members of the senate seem to be able to contain themselves while we await the t
to the united nations for the u.s. she has not yet been officially nominated for the state department job to replace hillary clinton who intends to resign probably. rice is rumored to be underactive and positive consideration. but republicans and some democrats have been angry with ms. rice for saying that the attack in benghazi that left four americans dead was spontaneous and not preplanned. >> what our assessment is as of the present is, in fact, it began spontaneously in benghazi as a reaction to what had transpired some hours earlier in cairo where, of course, as you know, there was a violent protest outside of our embassy, sparked by this hateful video. we do not have information at present that leads to us conclude that this was premeditated or preplanned. >> ms. rice made these comments five days after intelligence reports were reporting otherwise. be that as it may, at his press conference on wednesday of this week, president obama voiced outrage with senators mccain and graham. >> when they go after the u.n. ambassador, apparently because they think she's an easy target, then th
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benghazi. he said the cia figured out immediately that al qaeda was behind the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador and three others. that gave republicans ammunition. they accused u.n. ambassador susan rice of spinning the story five days after the attack on september 11th to protect president obama's re-election campaign. she said the attack was sparked by a spontaneous antiamerican demonstration. democrats came to her defense. she said those were the unclassified talking points given to her by the cia. the fact that it was a terrorist attack was still classified and secret. >>> two workers are missing after an oil rig fire in the gulf of mexico. the fire sent 11 people to the hospital. the rig is owned by black elk energy, an independent oil and gas company haeadquartered in houston. it was using a blowtorch to cut an oil line. the explosion in 2010 that happened, this rig was not producing oil so it wasn't producing a leak. jessica, raj. >> thank you very much, janelle. >>> well, a brazen flight under the golden gate bridge. in a joint investigation by nbc bay area and knbc, we brin
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. general david petraeus was whisked to capitol hill friday to testify about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. due to the fire storm surrounding his life, reporters were blocked inside the building to "spare him embarrassment." >> general petraeus's briefing was comprehensive. i think it was important. >> reporter: but his testimony is raising more questions for some congressional leaders. lawmakers say petraeus testified that the cia immediately believed that terrorists were involved in the september 11 benghazi assault, a stark contrast to the account u.n. ambassador susan rice gave in the days after the incident. >> our current assessment is that what happened in benghazi was, in fact, initially a spontaneous reaction. >> reporter: some lawmakers said the discrepancy was the result of evolving intelligence, while others noted the cia's initial assessment of terrorism was classified, in part to conceal the role that terrorists played, and therefore not included in the talking points rice was given. >> the original talking points were much more specific about al qaeda
by the u.s. would have little effect on total global emissions. guest: that is just hogwash. one of the features of the carbon tax would be a border tax adjustment in that we give importing nations that have a carbon tax the right to impose tariffs on imports from countries that do not have carbon taxes. the tariffs would be based on the target from the groups that are important. let's say we have a carbon tax and china does not, we would be with to push terrorist -- tarr iffs on imports from china. they would have a dilemma. they could place carbon taxes or the united states would be eating china's lunch because we would be making money off of china's carbon emissions. the international incentive is there. the harrises foundation needs to take another look. someone -- the heritage foundation needs to take another look. if you look at the electric power, it would be at the producer level where most of the change in response to a carbon tax would take place. electric utilities would have strong incentives to switch from fossil fuel, especially coal, to zero carbon renewable energy
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